A telemedicine service pilot is underway, available for rural doctors and medical students for an initial consultation appointment.
The initiative has arisen as a way to address a specific need of rural doctors for improved access to skilled and independent GP care. DHSA acknowledges that working as a medical practitioner in rural communities can make it difficult to access timely health care and resources for treatment. It can be even more difficult when the rural doctor is unwell.
Making a telemedicine appointment
If you are a medical practitioner or medical student working in rural or remote South Australia you can access this service during the pilot for your initial consultation. You may email, phone the DHSA clinic or request an appointment via the on-line request form.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the DHSA Clinic
8232 1250 (IH) or 8366 0250 (AH).
What is offered during the pilot
An initial assessment service linking with the remote doctor working in South Australia to one of a team of experienced GPs via a telemedicine platform to discuss their health concerns and future risks discuss arrangements for face-to –face follow up.
It is not intended to be an ongoing substitute for a face-to-face consultation.
The trial is being externally evaluated and has been supported by the Country SA PHN. It will continue at least until June 2018.